| Dec 2, 2012
As a kid growing up on the Southwest Side, Colleen Wagner Coughlin had a thing for animals. Gerbils and other small, furry critters populated the family home.
"I always loved animals as pets, but it was how they reproduced — I didn't even know the...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 6:13 PM
Ellen Carpenter delayed marriage until she found Mr. Right, but by that time she was 38 years old, making it much more difficult to have children.
After getting pregnant with the help of hormone injections, the Frederick County resident lost the baby ...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:39 PM
If I had a television show, it would probably be called Mr. Odds instead of Dr. Oz. After teaching bands and playing trumpet, running an art center and convention bureau, hospitals and research institutes, I’m now flying all over the place...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:13 AM
The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin.
At stake on this "off-year" general election...
| Dec 28, 2011
American babies are most likely to be born in August and on Tuesdays, least likely in November and on Sundays. A female is born with 1 million eggs, but only about 300 of the hardiest make it to the final gate, ovulation. About 6,000 women reach menopause...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:44 AM
Women who underwent at least one vitro fertilization cycle in an effort to become pregnant were almost twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer as women who experienced infertility but did not get such treatment, say the authors of a large Dutch study...
| Oct 13, 2010
Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. The statistics only corroborated what I've seen in my own pediatric practice, where I take care of many adolescents.
Despite our parental and societal "admonitions" not to have sex...
| Aug 10, 2010
This common condition often requires no treatment, but there is good news for men who do need it.
A varicocele occurs when enlarged "varicose" veins form in the scrotum. The cause is an abnormal leakage of pressure from abdominal veins down...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A proposed fertility clinic in downtown Naperville is drawing fire from some residents who say such procedures objectify human life. But councilmen are split as …...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
According to this film, yoga is the revolutionary weapon of choice for modern woman. What was once a rigid discipline taught and practiced mainly by men has evolved into a lifestyle that has changed the lives of an estimated 17 million women in North...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Each year, thousands of American women seek medical attention after realizing that their efforts to conceive a child naturally have been unsuccessful. Many bear the scars of their battle with infertility in silence, wondering when or how they will...